Konya With Numbers
Konya With Numbers
Surface area of Konya, which is Turkey's largest city and called “City of Tolerance”, is 38 thousand 257 square kilometers. The city located at latitude 38 degrees 00 minutes 48 seconds North and longitude 32 degrees 41 minutes 56 seconds East.
The population of the city is 2 million 205 thousand 609 according to the last census conducted in Konya. According to the previous census, the population of the city increased by 25 thousand 460 people with an increase of 1.17 percent. 1 million 94 thousand 441 of the population are men with 49.62 percent and 1 million 111 thousand 168 of the population are women with 50.38 percent. Moreover, Konya is also seventh-most populous city in Turkey in terms of population density.
Konya has a total of 31 districts including Ahırlı, Akören, Akşehir, Altınekin, Beyşehir, Bozkır, Çeltik, Cihanbeyli, Çumra, Derbent, Derebucak, Doğanhisar, Emirgazi, Ereğli, Güneysınır, Hadim, Halkapınar, Hüyük, Ilgın, Kadınhanı, Karapınar, Karatay, Kulu, Meram, Sarayönü, Selçuklu, Seydişehir, Taşkent, Tuzlukçu, Yalıhüyük and Yunak, as well as 205 towns.
Konya located on the Central Anatolian plateau according to geographic location accommodates a total of 12 lakes including Turkey’s 2nd largest lake, Tuz Lake within its borders.
In the city where the continental climate prevails, summers are hot and dry, winters are cold and snowy. Accordingly, the difference in temperature between day and night in summer varies between 16 and 22 degrees. The snow on the ground for an average of 120 days in winter is an indication of the cold winter season. The period when the most rain fall is experienced in Konya is May and April during the year. Turkey's highest quality wheat is growing here due to considerable dry summer as the effect of a steppe climate in Konya.
Museum visit rates are also high in Konya, where tourism is most developed in Turkey. According to the figures of Konya Directorate of Culture and Tourism, museums in the city hosted 3 million 662 thousand 166 guests in 2019.